Apollonia Kotero

Actor + Singer and Model
Born Aug 2, 1959

Apollonia Kotero, born Patricia Kotero on August 2, 1959, is an actress, singer, former model and talent manager. Kotero, born in Santa Monica, California, is of Mexican-Spanish descent. Apollonia is perhaps best known for co-starring in Prince's 1984 film Purple Rain and for having been the lead singer in the girl group Apollonia 6.… Read More

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1959 Birth Born on August 2, 1959.


1982 22 Years Old In 1982, she appeared in the music videos for "The Other Woman" by Ray Parker Jr. and "Shakin'" by Eddie Money.
1984 24 Years Old 1 More Event
She appeared in the 1984 TV movie The Mystic Warrior as the Native American woman "Wicahpi". When Denise "Vanity" Matthews, then leader of the girl group Vanity 6, resigned from its membership before Prince's 1984 film Purple Rain was made, Kotero landed the film's female lead role. … Read More
1985 25 Years Old Kotero left Prince's camp in 1985 to appear on the CBS primetime soap opera Falcon Crest, playing "Apollonia", the girlfriend of the character played by Lorenzo Lamas, for 10 consecutive weeks. … Read More


2005 45 Years Old In 2005, Kotero formed a multimedia entertainment company, Kotero Entertainment, which formed partnerships with a number of producers to produce a children's animated television series, as well as feature films. … Read More
2009 49 Years Old In 2009, Kotero recorded with Greg Dulli's The Twilight Singers on a cover of "When Doves Cry" for Spin magazine's 25th anniversary tribute to the Purple Rain album, entitled Purplish Rain.
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